Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tri-Sep Version 2 - Lego GBC Module

Today I present the video for my updated version of Tri-Sep.

So what's changed with Tri-Sep and why?

The first thing that I wanted to change was the input hopper/conveyor.  The one I built in the first version was overbuilt using a large number of bricks, and the input hopper was quite small.  As well, the balls sometimes had trouble loading onto the conveyor.

The current Input Bin / Conveyor now uses a modified version of my recent "Workshop Module 01" Conveyor.  This hopper is larger, agitated, and loads balls onto the conveyor more reliably.

The second thing that had to change was the fact that the first version used two motors.  I was not as experienced building shared power drivetrains when I first built Tri-Sep so I copped out and used an XL motor on the input hopper conveyor.

The new module now uses a clutched, shared power drivetrain that links both the vertical sweeper and the conveyor to a single Power Functions M-Motor.  I use 7 different types of gears, a CV joint and 2 Universal Joints in the new drivetrain.

New Recirculation Ramp
I've added a double sided ramp that can switch the model into a standalone mode.  It's mechanically very simple and works really well.


1 comment:

  1. I really like the new layout, things are much easier to read!